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1(of a tree or plant) having parts that grow out from the trunk or from a bough.‘a tall, branched plant with flowers’in combination ‘many trees are bare-branched already’
- ‘The short-branched members from closely related species usually clustered together, whereas long-branched members tended to form one or several lineage-specific groups.’
- ‘This large, coarse, branched plant can grow up to nine feet.’
- ‘The panicles are loosely branched, purplish, and hairy.’
- ‘Leaves are small and scale-like with many divisions on slender highly branched green stems.’
- ‘The company performs within an amphitheater of stark, branched miniature tree skeletons painted white.’
- ‘The tines will penetrate deep enough in soft soil to get under the branched roots and pull out the small corn seedlings.’
- ‘An umbel is a branched floral structure resembling an (upside-down) umbrella.’
- ‘This is a fine, branched root system with many root hairs and lateral roots, with no taproot.’
- ‘It has an erect woody stem, brown or reddish-brown bark, and highly branched saplings.’
- ‘The branched stems are waxy with purple blotches and are hollow between nodes.’
- 1.1 Having lateral extensions or subdivisions extending from the main part.‘the elaborate branched antlers of the stag’‘a branched network’
- ‘The chemists use slime to demonstrate how branched molecules can make gels.’
- ‘Analyses revealed the presence of several different branched fatty acids.’
- ‘Starch is a granular crystal comprising two kinds of polysaccharide, a linear form and a branched form.’
- ‘Families are encouraged to take piped water into their homes via looped networks instead of branched ones, to equalize water pressure.’
- ‘The seven-branched candelabrum represents the days of creation.’
- ‘Fragments of a thin-branched coral were collected from the upper part of the section.’
- ‘Completely white under the Mediterranean sun, the external ribs that slope southward are supported by five branched pillars that the architect refers to as "trees."’
- ‘Under the plasma membrane is a network of short, branched filaments.’
- ‘Darwin's "great tree," supplemented by a complex, branched diagram, made his claims more believable, conveyed through a familiar narrative.’
- ‘These three branched chain amino acids are immediately processed by skeletal muscle into glucose for energy during endurance exercise.’
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